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Cycle News Issue 15 April 17

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IN THE WIND P36 TICKLE SUSPENDED B roc Tickle, of the Red Bull KTM Team, has been "provi- sionally suspended" from further competition resulting from an anti-doping test conducted by the FIM and the World Anti-Dop- ing Agency (WADA) that he took at the San Diego Supercross earlier this year. The FIM issued a release, Friday, April 13, an- nouncing his suspension. Pend- ing the outcome of a presumed appeal, Tickle could be banned from racing for up to four years. The FIM-issued release reads: The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has ad- vised US Supercross rider Broc Tickle that he is provisionally suspended pursuant to Article 7.9 of the FIM Anti-doping Code. The decision to provi- sionally suspend Mr. Tickle was taken following the receipt of a report from the WADA ac- credited laboratory in Cologne indicating an Adverse Analyti- cal Finding of 5-methylhexan- 2-amine, a specified substance under Section 6 (Stimulants) of the 2018 FIM Prohibited List, in a urine sample collected from him at an in-competition test carried out by the FIM at the round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship held in San Diego, California, USA, on 10 February 2018. Mr. Tickle has the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample. Mr. Broc Tickle is provision- ally suspended with effect from 14 April 2018. He is therefore barred from participating in any Sports competition until further notice (Art. 10.12 of the FIM Anti-doping Code). Under Article of the FIM Anti- doping Code, Mr. Tickle may request lifting of his provisional suspension. Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the FIM Anti-Doping Code, the FIM is unable to pro- vide any additional information at this time. 5-methylhexan-2-amine, also known as methylhexanamine, is stimulant that was added to WADA's list of prohibited drugs in 2009. It was a com- mon chemical in found in nasal decongestant but was voluntarily withdrawn from the market in 1983. CN WADA and the FIM dropped the hammer on Broc Tickle for use of a substance found in nasal decongestant.

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